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GOP scratches Rybak, blogger scratches back

ALSO: Republican gubernatorial candidates get scrappy; Bachmann comes out punching, others punch back; WCCO debuts The Wire (not theTV show).

Rare chance to see two great actors at work together

Husband and wife Richard Ooms and Claudia Wilkins have been fixtures on the Twin Cities theater scene for nearly three decades, presenting winning performances at the Guthrie (Ooms‚ longtime home), The Jungle Theater (Wilkins has presented several i

Email and web histories belong to their authors

How much can you learn about a person by glancing at his or her open email box? No fair reading the mail — just the in and out boxes. You would find subject lines, dates and times and the person’s contacts.

Twin Cities Improv Festival: comedy on the fly

Ready for some off-the-cuff comedy? This Thursday through Sunday, the venerable Brave New Workshop will host two-dozen comedy troupes from around the country. That could make for a whole lotta yuks. Read more…
By Ed Huyck

Journalism makeover! Two local news sites redesign

This week, City Pages and Minnesota Monitor unveiled website redesigns — and in the Monitor’s case, took a new name. Are the changes for the better? By David Brauer